The History of H.C.
The Happy Crowd came about from the imaginations of Hai Muradian and Collie Coburn, two Southern California Musician/Songwriters, who met while recording & performing Rock & Roll in the 80's. Collie and his wife Michelle found themselves enjoying parenthood with their three children, and Hai was enjoying performing with a local group called "Rockadaisical" that played "rock 'n roll" for kids. They soon began to focus their song writing efforts towards children with the goal of creating something that would be exciting for kids and not drive the parents crazy. It was also important for their music to encourage good values and be age-appropriate. The song writing proved to be a lot of fun for the two rockers, however The Happy Crowd was not complete until they got together with their good friend , Martie Echito, also known as Professor "Smartie" Martie. The Professor brings his expertise as a musician, producer, and arranger to the Happy Crowd , having worked with many top artists in the music field, such as Steven Stills, Clifford T. Ward, Waves, Cecilio & Kapono, Englebert Humperdink, CBS Music Publishing, and L.A. DJ- Rick Dees. The Happy Crowd is now on their 23th year of bringing entertainment to young children and their families. Although Collie had to move out of state, Hai & The Professor felt the music was too important to let disappear so a good friend & musician, Kenny McSpadden, was added to the group, and the performances continue to multiply. They perform all over Southern California to a wide variety of audiences. From a small group of preschoolers, or the Kid's Club audiences at Shopping Malls, to an audience of 2000 at Rancho Cucamonga's Quake Stadium, The Happy Crowd truly enjoys what they do. "Since our music is so interactive with the audience, we feel that we're the ones watching the show as we look out over all the smiling faces, singing and dancing along" says Professor "Smartie" Martie. SO COME JOIN THE CROWD...... THE HAPPY CROWD!